Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Pinecrest Manor Resident Celebrates Her 101st Birthday

On Aug. 17, surrounded by family and friends, Esther Piccirillo, a resident of Pinecrest Manor, celebrated her 101st birthday.

Pinecrest Manor residents gathered in the dining room at the facility to celebrate the occasion with a cake, provided by the facility’s dietary department, and music, provided by Blaine Stauffer.

Mrs. Piccirillo’s family – including her daughters Rose Bellotti and Sylvia Catalano, Mrs. Catalano’s daughter-in-law, Jennifer Catalano, and Mrs. Bellotti’s son Ray – celebrated the day with her. David Wolfe, the administrator at Pinecrest Manor, presented Mrs. Piccirillo with a corsage in honor of the occasion.

Mrs. Piccirillo was born in Ridgway on Aug. 17, 1911. She married Michael Piccirillo and had three children: Rose, Sylvia, and Ben, who is deceased. She has seven grand-children and nine great-grandchildren.

Before moving to Pinecrest Manor, Mrs. Piccirillo was active in the Jenny Lind Chorus and the church choir. She also enjoyed her flower garden and was an avid reader. Today, Mrs. Piccirillo is frequently seen enjoying a book.

Photo: Esther Piccirillo, seated, celebrated her 101st birthday on Aug. 17. With Mrs. Piccirillo are, from left, Jennifer Catalano; Ray Bellotti; David Wolfe, the administrator of Pinecrest Manor; and her daughters, Rose Bellotti and Sylvia Catalano.